Le Magnan Hotel
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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... just South of Avignon about 12:45. We were greeted by a Londoner who works for the owners. The owners are in the states for a holiday. Robin, our greeter, showed us our two bedroom cottage on the property. Moulin de la Roque is an old flour mill converted to vacation rental with the capacity to support about fifty guests. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages and rooms charming. ...
... stairs to some of the towers I climbed in Italy. Issy tells me that despite the short staircase she will let me count this as a tower that I have climbed. If this is right, then it also counts as the first tower that she has climbed. I am proud of her. Maybe she doesn't have such an aversion to towers after all. I have renewed hope that we will dine up the Eiffel Tower when we get to Paris. We order sandwiches. I assume that these will be the same lame thin ...
... it's that magical a place you couldn't say we really noticed it over the heat of the city.
We took a slow hour or two to make our way back to the hotel, where we sat for a picnic in the hotel garden. It's still well over 34c at 8pm, the assault on the boulangerie is nearly at conclusion - every person at the table is depleted ready for an ice shower and an air conditioned drift into the sweet peace.
DAY 20 (Wednesday May 20) "Palace of the Popes"
Today we got up and I made some coffee here in the apartment that we bought at the local market. I had orange juice, yogurt, pastry and coffee. We both got showered and dressed and set off to explore the city of Avignon.
We visited the impressive Palais de Papes (Palace of the Popes) where in the 1350's the French ...